Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding

Volume 87 of the series Contributions To Phenomenology pp 193-229


Conclusion: Toward a New Cultural Flesh

  • Kwok-Ying LauAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Our aim is to promote intercultural understanding in philosophy. In the precedent chapters we have undertaken a threefold task. Firstly, we have to clear off obstacles standing on the road to intercultural understanding. That is why we have undertaken the critique of Eurocentrism as a form of ethnocentrism in philosophy (c.f., Chaps. 1, 2, 4, and 6). We think that its theoretical significance can be extended to critical reflections on other forms of ethnocentrism. In the case of the particular concern of the present author, this critique will be relevant to reflections on the resurgence of different modes of Sinocentrism which had remained in a latent state in the last century but have come up to surface again since a decade or so.